I've had some recent replies about building a run and covering it with a tarp. Now that sounds really easy and affordable, which is what I want. Because I live in FL, where average summer temps are 80-100....a large run, say 12x5x6, would be fine for 6-8 chickens....correct? I was thinking about buying some strudy wood and hamering then into a rectangle frame...cover with chicken wire, then cover it with a tarp. And maybe add a door? I could build a simple next box out of my old cabinets that I have. Ventilation would be bigger here than insulation. Biggest predators here in my part of town would be raccoons. I was thinking that maybe I could just use some strong wire as the flooring to keep digging predators out? Would that hurt the chicken's feet? I plan to mainly let them out during good days so they can forage around my yard. What do you guys think?